Dr. 'Shawn Smith

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice



Office: CHBS Building, Room 5401
Phone: 540-831-5593
E-Mail: ssmith479@radford.edu


  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University
  • M.A., Old Dominion University
  • B.S., West Virginia University

Dr. Smith joined the Radford University faculty in 2016. 


Dr. 'Shawn Smith is a Criminologist and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.  His primary research interests center around social networking theories in crime, sentencing inequality, urban/rural dichotomies in crime theory and advanced research procedures.  Recently, his work has expanded into various areas of digital criminology, including but not limited to correlations between digital social interactions and online victimization. 

Recent Professional Activities

Dr. Smith is a regular participant of several national and international conferences, and regularly mentors both undergraduate and graduate students in the pursuit of their respective research interests.